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The Kansas 'Goat Gland' Doctor

Two-time candidate for Kansas governor, radio pioneer and ... goat gland doctor? John Romulus Brinkley may not have been a real medical doctor but he was a helluva salesman. Filmmaker Penny Lane's latest documentary, NUTS!, explores the life of the 1920s flimflam man who became a millionaire "curing" impotence and built the most powerful radio station of its day.

Tivoli Cinemas and the Kansas City Women in Film & TV will host a meet-and-greet with Penny Lane during a matinee showing of 'NUTS!' at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 1. For more information and other show times, visit TivoliKC.com.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.